Does Consciousness Evolve?

Consciousness is the integrator of existence therefore consciousness cannot evolve since the increasing integration required by evolution presupposes and requires that consciousness already exist, otherwise no such increasing integration could be achieved. Therefore consciousness has always existed throughout the universe and throughout infinite time. It is the universal constant that generates all the symmetries and harmonics throughout existence. It is the principle of the unified field.

Consciousness is not evolving, it always is, ageless, as uncaused awareness. It is the only principle in the universe that is self-moved, self-determined and self-organizing and therefore it is the source of all energy, of evolution and not one of its effects. What is evolving are the possible vehicles of consciousness and these vehicles are generated via the agency of a freewill species. Consciousness does not evolve because it cannot be created. Only a being belonging to a freewill species can realize consciousness itself and on this basis generate evolutionary changes in the universe; but these are not changes in consciousness itself.

Such evolutionary changes can eventually generate beings who can create universes by means of consciousness. A universal progenitor enjoys no exclusive unicity as claimed by traditional monotheism, the possible number of creator beings–like the possible number of universes–is limitless.

On the universal scale only androgynous beings create worlds and for this they must have available a limitless sexual force. All the progenitor gods of the most ancient cosmological accounts are androgynous entities and the universe is the excess of their ecstasies, which is to say, that they are in a permanent condition of sexual union as in the yab-yum symbolism in Tibetan iconography.[1]From a certain point of view the earth itself can be considered feminine, but from a larger perspective it is androgynous. It is self-fecundating; all species contain self-reproductive functions that ultimately emerge from the earth considered as a life-field. The earth contains both male and female potencies which appear in all the forms of sexual polarization to be found in all species. It perpetuates itself as a living being through entirely androgynous functions.

One of the signs of the almost all-encompassing mental conditioning of our times is the fact that the modern theory of evolution is uncritically accepted by even those who claim or presume to have a spiritual view of existence. According to this theory, mind–if it is considered to exist at all–is an effect of matter and matter is somehow, in the case of living entities, by chance self-organizing.

This view deliberately ignores the fact that consciousness is observed to be the only self-organizing and therefore integrating or coordinating principle in existence. All self-organization is observed everywhere to occur only within a field of mind and–as in the case of plant life for example–mind is not necessarily associated with a mammalian nervous system. If all living entities are produced by external forces alone and are not effects of mind, then this amounts to saying that mind does not exist and that living entities have no inherent identity — the sense of self is merely an inconsequential chemical illusion and this is precisely the conclusion to which the materialist paradigm leads.

On the contrary, mind is irreducible and consciousness is the meta-domain or meta-field in which the universe is arising.[2] This is precisely what is realized in the spiritual process and it is not a matter of conjecture, belief, nor of theory. It is what must and can be realized and validated by a rigorous method by anyone who submits to and fulfills its requirements. In that case, the world is seen as a point within the field of mind and this field is precisely the immediate source of the intelligence that organizes it. The physical world is then the materialization or objectivation of a pre-material field that is ultimately psychic in nature.

Now it can be objected that whether or not one accepts the theory of materialistic evolution is inconsequential to the spiritual process of the realization of consciousness. This is not the case since consciousness itself cannot be realized except in the context of the total universe since it is not a merely private affair. In other words, consciousness itself exists only in the context of the totality of existence and it cannot be realized by any mode of separativity, that is, from the starting-point of any particularity. This is why the psychic dimension must first be expanded to the point where it becomes universally participatory or continuous with the energies of existence. The expanded psychism is precisely the support for this awareness which is not a possibility for the separative conventional « I. » Now materialistic evolution precisely denies and suppresses the psychic dimension upon which the realization of this universal context depends.